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Nottinghamshire Police not ‘good’ in any area according to newly released report

Nottinghamshire Police not ‘good’ in any area according to newly released report

Nottinghamshire Police have been found to be inadequate in three areas of inspection in a report by His Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary & Fire. The assessment, published on Thursday, July 11, graded the force across eight categories.

The force’s inadequacy, notably, came in the areas of “preventing crime”, “investigating crime” and “leadership & force management”. One category – protecting vulnerable people – was ranked as requiring improvement, while four areas were classified as adequate.




The force was not ranked outstanding or good in any area of ​​assessment. And His Majesty’s inspector Roy Wilsher said he had “serious concerns”.

“I have some concerns about the performance of Nottinghamshire Police in keeping people safe, reducing crime and providing victims with an effective service,” he said. “In particular, I have serious concerns about how well the force manages crime, and how it manages its performance and identifies areas that need improvement.

“Another area of ​​concern is how well neighbourhood policing teams identify and address community problems in order to prevent crime. In view of these findings, I have been in regular contact with the chief constable as the amount of improvement needed should not be underestimated.”

Nottinghamshire Police was put into special measures by the Inspectorate in March 2024 after it was inspected between the end of 2023 and January 2024. The report released on Thursday is the full detail of that inspection.

In its “Reducing Crime” section, the report says that the force needs to make sure it attends non-emergency calls faster, which it doesn’t always do and thus misses opportunities to safeguard the public and reduce crime. It added that the force must “urgently improve how it manages and investigates crime. It needs to achieve better outcomes for victims”.

The force’s operating model is not currently able to manage its demand, the report also said. It did, however, make the point that the force uses stop-and-search powers effectively.